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Letter: My trip to Israel ... a vacation in a war zone!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I just returned from a trip to Israel where I inadvertently entered a war zone! My husband, son and I went there for my eldest son’s wedding as he had met an Israeli girl. Unfortunately, shortly before we were scheduled to go, three Israeli boys had been kidnapped and killed and things had heated up exponentially between Israelis and Palestinians. Immediately before our son’s wedding, a rocket was aimed at … 0

Letter: Why no rifle range?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Why no rifle range? I have very fond memories of Camp Apex and Paul Seamans. Although the camp offered many activities, the rifle range was my favorite. Frankly, I was surprised to read that it is no longer used. About eight years ago, I wrote a letter to Mr. Seamans. Here is a portion of the letter: “Almost every time I pick up … 0

Letter: Ukraine requires caution

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ukraine requires caution The downing of MH 17 is, of course, a terrible tragedy with the taking of 298 lives leaving the families and friends of those killed in shock and deep morning, one cannot imagine a more horrible event. In a situation like these one must be extremely cautious in being to quick to come to a conclusion. Obama, with the media … 0

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Letter: My goals, if elected

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

My goals, if elected This election season we have great opportunities to make positive changes on Beacon Hill. At the top of the agenda is lowering the high unemployment rates and getting people back to work in Massachusetts. It is an attainable goal that I am willing to … 0

Letter: Recyclable plastics

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thank you for calling attention to the need for greater education about plastic bottles, which are made from the most recyclable plastic in the world — polyethylene terephthalate, or PET. These are the bottles that feature the #1 recycling code. PET’s carbon footprint is one of the smallest … 0

Letter: Consumer relief

Friday, July 25, 2014

Reference the article of July 15, 2014, Page C5 regarding “Citigroup to pay $7B in subprime mortgages probe” and the associated sidebar “Mass. gets $47M share of settlement.” How wonderful that Massachusetts was one of five states that entered into the agreement and will receive a direct cash … 1

Letter: Kicking the dog

Friday, July 25, 2014

The letter from Mr. Ratte and Ms. Purdy July 17 expresses an old human illogical reaction. I’ll call it “Kick Their Dog.” Surely we all agree that peace and well-being is a good thing. When we think of what the factors are which express peace, food is right … 0

Letter: Offensive thinking

Friday, July 25, 2014

The good folks who are pitching a fit over the placement of “migrant minors” in our communities are no better than the “good folks” who declined to give refuge or sanctuary to the Jews and others who fled the Nazis. I am aware that this will deeply, deeply, … 0

Letter: Remember these lines

Thursday, July 24, 2014

I applaud our governor, Deval Patrick, for choosing to offer temporary shelter to undocumented children from central America. Those who disagree, and all those Washington politicians who have been avoiding a review of our nation’s immigration policies, might want to recall Emma Lazarus’ poem on our Statue Of … 0

Letter: Cooperation missing

Thursday, July 24, 2014

It’s nice when one crossed the street and motorists stopped for you. We can’t hear the cars now — they are really quiet. Of course, it helps the drivers if walkers use the crosswalks. In these white painted areas, pedestrians are more visible and vehicles should be expecting … 0

Letter: Iraq thoughts

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Iraq: Round and round we go. Two reasons why an air campaign in Iraq would be a bad idea: First up is the fact that the ISIS movement is supplying humanitarian services to the disenfranchised Sunni population of Iraq. It would be impossible to carry out precision air … 0

Letter: Rosenberg’s fence sitting

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

His constituents don’t want it. His constituents will absolutely not benefit by it. The northern tier (read: rural, low income) towns don’t want it. The northern tier will not benefit by it. Ultimately, it will cost his constituents, and the towns he allegedly represents, time and money when … 0

Letter: A great festival

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

This year’s Green River Festival was a huge success, selling out in advance with attendance of over 6,000 per day. All of us at Signature Sounds are so grateful for our supportive community and loyal festival-goers. This year was Signature’s first year producing the event and it was … 0